5 Airport Hotels That May Surprise You
Who says you have to choose between convenience and comfort when selecting a hotel? Whether making a quick overnight business trip or enduring an unexpected layover, these five properties reimagine the airport hotel as a time-saving oasis. So take advantage of smart gastropubs, polished design and prime locations in the some of the country’s best cities.
Long day at the Rosemont Convention Center? Relaxation is just 10 minutes away. Drop your laptop off at the newly refreshed Westin O’Hare, then head to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rivers Casino or MB Financial Park to eat, drink and be merry. (We won’t tell.)
Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle, on-site gastropub, indoor pool, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending
Highlight: Skip the overpriced airport coffee, and grab a cup from the in-lobby Starbucks.
Rejoice: The meetings are over, now it’s time to take advantage of the Mile High City. Whether you’re in the mood for a Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter or a walk through the Denver Botanic Gardens, the city’s light rail system has you covered. Just hop on right outside of the Westin Denver International Airport, which offers a luxe, new hotel experience on its own.
Amenities: Grill & Vine Restaurant, pet friendly, coffee shop, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending
Highlight: In an airport rush? No commute necessary — your room is just steps away from the Jeppesen Terminal.
Sure, you’re close to the airport, but you’re mere miles from the beach. Don’t pass the pier up. Whether you’re a rookie or a pro, Westin LAX’s Surf Concierge can help you carve El Porto Beach — Southern California’s most iconic surfing locale — with both lessons and equipment. Wiped out? Time to relax at one of Westin LAX’s luxe fire pits (with palm tree views, of course).
Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle, Westin Executive Club Lounge, pet friendly, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending
Highlight: Trade the wetsuit for a group beach run, hosted by RunWESTIN.
Just 4 miles away from DIA, the Westin Washington Dulles is the business traveler’s go-to in the nation’s capital — stately, spacious and sophisticated. But it’s just as close to some of the city’s best attractions, like Manassas Bull Run Battle Field, Great Falls National Park and the Smithsonian museums.
Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle, 24-hour business center, indoor pool, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending
Highlight: Have a handmade pasta plate at Padella, then enjoy a glass of wine overlooking an idyllic reflection pond.
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit
Looking for a convenient night’s rest? Find it at The Westin Detroit, a rich property with big views — after all, it’s the only hotel located in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. That means direct in-terminal access to the McNamara Terminal and its restaurants. Bonus: Guests have a private TSA security checkpoint.
Amenities: Westin Executive Club Lounge. In-room spa services, business center, WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending
Highlight: Get the blood flow going after a long flight in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool.